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May 26, 2006

Smart Bro Connected

The SmartBro installation team just arrived here at my place to hook me up. Took them about 30 minutes to install and configure my account and I’m now running on Smart Bro (Just one of my desktop PCs. My laptop and other PC is still on myDSL.).

First off, some speed tests:

PLDTPlay: 260.3 kbps
GlobeQuest Utilities: 235.0 kbps
2Wire: 99.50 kbps
TestMy: 113 kbps

Smart Bro top speed: 384kbps

Smart Bro Wifi

During the installation, I talked with the two tech guys and explained to them my arrangement with Smart. The tech guys were actually a bit curious why my account was different, at least that’s what the designated subscriber code says. They added that the subscriber code I am using is for internal use and usually assigned to COs. I told them I hope it does not affect my connection speed from that of a regular subscriber.

The above speed test results would indicate I am in no better luck than any other subscriber. Ok, on with the testing.

Btw, remeber that wifi incident last week at Malate? The techs did confirm to me that it’s something they’ve also encountered before and when they reported it back to the NOC, they were told that it’s for an experimental hotspot. Looks like Airborne Access is going to have some internal competition of sorts.

Smart WiFi launched
Accessing Smart Bro Portal on my laptop
Smart Bro Share It Wireless Router

71 Responses to “Smart Bro Connected”

  1. cipher says:

    ako smart user din ako..
    isa lng masasabi ko.
    D talga maganda serbisyo nila
    kasi na oobserbahan ko this past few days eh kahit madaling araw nag DDC parang “evry 5mins DC” habang post ko to ganun nangrarayi sa NET ko.
    d ko lang malaman is kung bakt pag nand2 ung mga umaayos maganda connection pag wala n ung mga TECH. wala na din NET anu un daya? or pagkakataon?
    Smart sana nmn ausin nyo na ung sevice nyo kasi sayang eh
    “MADAMI GUMAGAMIT NG SMART”
    sana wag nyo sirain ung TIWALA nmin sa inyo
    hnd bale sana kung hnd kami nag babayad ng maayos pero hnd eh.
    MAAYOS kami nag babayad.
    nakakatawa pa d2 UNG NET NYO MAY [DELAY][Disconnect]
    pero ung LETTER NYO pag ma niningil na is ahead pa grabe nmn sana ganun din NET nyo mas matututwa pa kami mag baayad ng maaga
    sana may agarang reaction sa Smart.

  2. pillowcase says:

    SMART BRO is a SMARTSLO, it is 7x SLOWER than dial up

  3. ashh says:

    mga bro sa tingin nyo sayang lang ba ung 999 na instilation fee ko sa smar bro

  4. pillowcase says:

    yup sayang lang, sobrang nagsisi ako kung bakit ako nag smartbro, sana nakinig nlang ako sa mga cnabi ng tropa ko na wala sa ayos ang connection ng SMARTBRO.

  5. brenda says:

    recently took over my friend’s smartbro connection and am seriously considering having the subscription cancelled.

    the longest my service was down was 12 days. took me a day to get a hold of their callcenter rep. plus i had to listen to that anooying jingle they kept playing.. iahve recordings to prove it…i waited 10 days for a repair crew.

    putcha! tapos ayaw i relay nun ibang callcenter reps yung request for rebate, only to find out later na puede pala…. arrgghh the frustration…

    tapos locked in k for a whole friggin year

    i seriously am considering filing with the the ntc.. eto nmn.. down ang website ng ntc… juskohh.. delubyo na talaga sa pinas..

    waiting out this delubyo but i think i will realy have to file with ntc to address this massive shortchanging of their subscribers.

  6. pinoy ako says:

    kelangan bang mataas ang canofy atenna para malakas ang signal?

  7. pinoy ako says:

    marami na kasi akong naririnig na negatives tungkol sa smartbro, pero gusto ko pa ring e-try kc yon lang ang paraan para magkaroon ng internet sa location ko.

  8. wal says:

    1.how to access canopy.follow this
    turn off computer.unplug canopy adapter.unplug canopy cable from the Lan.wait a second.reverse the procedure.turn on the computer.open browser type in address bar 169.254.1.1.
    2.how to maximize your bandwidth.go to
    start>run>type gpedit.msc>click ok>group policy> computer configuration>administrative template>network>quality of service (Qos)>limit bandwidth reservable>ENABLE radio button> type 0 in space to unlimited your bandwidth click ok.
    3.smartbro DNS server is unreliable change DNS server.how
    network connection>LAN>properties>highlight TCP IP internet protocol>properties>click use the following DNS button type this DNS server.
    preffered 208.67.222.222
    alternate 208.67.220.220
    click ok.
    4.repair connection.go to command prompt
    start>run>type cmd>click ok>
    type ipconfig /all (wait a second)
    type ipconfig /release ”
    type ipconfig /renew ”
    type ipconfig /flushdns ”
    type ipconfig /registerdns ”
    type arp -d* ”
    type nbtstat -R ”
    type ping 10.0.0.1 ”
    type ping 208.67.222.222 ”
    type ping 208.67.220.220
    5.download CABLENUT.
    PROPERLY HELP YOU**

    The answers to the following questions are very important when posting asking for assistance, if you answer them accordingly it will save you and us alot of time in helping you get your connection optimized quickly and easily.

    1. Download Cablenut.

    2. What type of connection do you have? i.e. 56K, ISDN, DSL (PPPoE or not), Cable etc.

    3. Who is youe ISP and what is your advertised speed from them? i.e. Cox.net & 3000/256 – this is advertised in kilobits per second. If you don’t know your caps please provide us with a link to your ISPs homepage.

    4. What are your current settings now? Do a TCP/IP Analyzer test and copy and paste the results (remember to XXXXX out your IP address) here.

    5. What kind of speeds are you getting now? Do 10 speed tests from Speakeasy (choose the location nearest to you) clearing your internet temp files prior to each test, and give us the average of your top 5 tests. This will give you a good baseline to go by but remember speed tests are not 100% accurate.

    6. Please tell us your operating system i.e. 95, 98, 98SE, ME, 2K or XP.

    IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND
    Remember your goal is to get about 90% of your rated speed, sometimes depending on factors beyond your control i.e. routers, servers, line quality etc. it just isn’t gonna happen, no matter what you do.

    The following are my suggested settings in Cablenut for 2K & XP:

    DefaultReceiveWindow = multiply your ISPs download caps in kilobytes by 1024
    DefaultSendWindow = multiply your ISPs upload caps in kilobytes by 1024
    DisableAddressSharing = 1
    InitialLargeBufferCount = 100
    InitialMediumBufferCount = 240
    InitialSmallBufferCount = 320
    LargeBufferSize = 81920
    MaxFastTransmit = 64000
    MediumBufferSize = 15040
    PriorityBoost = 0
    SmallBufferSize = 1280
    TransmitWorker = 32
    FastSendDatagramThreshold = 4096
    EnableFastRouteLookup = 1
    EnablePMTUDiscovery = 1
    IgnorePushBitOnReceives = 0
    GlobalMaxTcpWindowSize = use the calculator to find your best value*
    MaxFreeTcbs = 8000
    MaxHashTableSize = 16384
    MaxNormLookupMemory = 5000000
    SackOpts = 1
    SynAttackProtect = 1
    Tcp1323Opts = 0 (set to 1 if TcpReceiveWindow is 65535 or higher)
    TcpLogLevel = 1
    TcpMaxDupAcks = 2
    TcpMaxHalfOpen = 100
    TcpMaxHalfOpenRetried = 80
    TcpRecvSegmentSize = 1460
    TcpSendSegmentSize = 1460
    TcpTimedWaitDelay = 30
    TcpUseRFC1122UrgentPointer = 0
    TcpWindowSize = use the calculator to find your best value*
    MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server = 20
    MaxConnectionsPerServer = 10
    DefaultTTL = 64
    DisableUserTOSSetting = 0
    TcpMaxDataRetransmissions = 6
    DefaultTOSValue = 92

  9. lotlot says:

    para sa lahat ng gumagamit ng connction ng smart bro……sa lahat ng hindi maganda ang connction tumawag at pumunta keo sa service center nila at dun nio sabihin ang lahat ng opinion nio at pag hindi keo kontinto ipaputol nio ang connection nio..at sa mga baguhan gumagamit….ang gawin nio tawagan nio ng tawagan ang hotline nila wag niong tantanan hanngang sa mabad trip din ang agent nila….ganun lang un…dahil pag sobrang dami ng tumatawag at puro bad…ang dating mapapgod at maiinis ang agent at gagawa ng report…..malalaman nilang pangit talaga ang connection nila……o diba……..inis tayo di pati sila inis din……..

  10. tannex says:

    mga bro… ang smartbro kac ung plan 999 nila bawat AP ng smart 250 users ang pwede mag-connect dun..
    basically naka-limit na in the first place ung bandwidth mo.. so wag ng umasa na aabot pa lagpas sa 900 kbps(kilobits per second).. hehehe

    ung CAnopy backhaul na 10mbit dun lahat naka connect ng users na max ay 250…
    doing the math… 10mbit=10000kbit ibig sabihin kung naka connect lahat na 250 users.. tig-40kbit na lang bawat user.. hahatiin pa un ng Tx @ Rx.. tig 20kbit na lang bawat download…. LOL…
    tapos ung windows pa kukuha ng 20% sa bandwidth (reserved) by default..
    tapos iisa lang ang IP adress ng lahat na naka-connect dun… kung titingnan mo sa network status mo.. ung naka assign na ip ay nasa 192.168.x.x pero kung titingnan mo sa http://www.whatismyip.com ang resulting IP mo ay 21x.x.x.x ibig sabihin naka NAT lang ang smartbro.. at shared ang ip ninyo…

    kung napapansin nyo( sa mga rapidshare downloaders… ) minsan hindi kau maka-download kac meron pang nag-dadownload gamit ang ip mo.

    at don naman sa mga nag-tweak ng canopy nila.. ang canopy na binibigay ng smartbro ay canopylite… 1 mega bit lang ang top speed nun.. tapos hahatiin pa un ng uplink (Tx) at downlink (Rx) un…

    normally smartbro: up 500/down 500
    ginagawa ng tweakers.. up 300/ down 700

    so bibilis talaga ang download.. ung uplink naman babagal..

    and another thing… eto talaga ang bida sa lahat… LILIPAT ng color code… (access point) lilipat cla sa access point na kokonti lang ang naka-connect na subscribers…

    un lang…

  11. puging says:

    vinvinvin…..baklaaaaaaaaa

  12. puging says:

    tama ka hupadupapa…smart bro staffs lahat sile ..tuliin…mga supot…

  13. khayao says:

    70 kbps and below lang nakukuha ko sometimes 20 lang or 12 ano b yan na internet tapos ayaw nila akong magpadisconnect, tapos may shoppe ako alangan naman na 12 kbps in 10 computers, e di wala ka nang costumer. pagdisconnect daw kailangan bayaran ko 10 thou kasi 2 months lang nagamit ko.,….. ayaw ko nga!!!!!! anong claseng contract yan sabi nila up tom 1 mb ang makukuha ko e wala naman pala dapat bigay muna nila service nila na 1 mb or kahit 700 lng. wala naman silang mailabas kahit ilang ulit dumating technician nila. nagbabayad n lang ako ng wala alangan na magpa internet ako ng ganun e di wala nang customer. dapat bigyan pansin ng government ito para di nila maharass ang customer nila mag additional pa daw sila ng bayad or punta sa court, ano yun pananakot.
    kaya nagpaconnect ako sa iba DSL nalng. do what is right if you know its right.
    dapat magtulungan para d tayo hinaharass ng mga ito

  14. khayao says:

    70 kbps and below lang nakukuha ko sometimes 20 lang or 12 ano b yan na internet tapos ayaw nila akong magpadisconnect, tapos may shoppe ako alangan naman na 12 kbps in 10 computers, e di wala ka nang costumer. pagdisconnect daw kailangan bayaran ko 10 thou kasi 2 months lang nagamit ko.,….. ayaw ko nga!!!!!! anong claseng contract yan sabi nila up tom 1 mb ang makukuha ko e wala naman pala dapat bigay muna nila service nila na 1 mb or kahit 700 lng. wala naman silang mailabas kahit ilang ulit dumating technician nila. nagbabayad n lang ako ng wala alangan na magpa internet ako ng ganun e di wala nang customer. dapat bigyan pansin ng government ito para di nila maharass ang customer nila mag additional pa daw sila ng bayad or punta sa court, ano yun pananakot.
    kaya nagpaconnect ako sa iba DSL nalng. do what is right if you know its right.

  15. jam says:

    Itong Gamit ng SMARTBro Antenna na yan anong cignal ang kinukuha? it is 3G? lng ba? or HSPDA? anyone idea?

  16. theng
    Twitter: dff
    says:

    walang kuwinta yan

  17. Senior Santibaniez says:

    5 years ago Smartbro claimed that it’s 7x faster than a regular dial-up connection. 5 years later, it still is! 7×56 = 392. Nothing has changed except that bandwidth is now measured by Mbits. Smart is the same piece of crap and nothing has changed.

  18. mamerto galang says:

    laging unplugged ang connection ko kaya ako ay tumawag sa customer service ng Smart Bro. Nagpadala sila ng tao at anim pa, sabi ng isa ojt raw, ang gugulo. Pinalitan nila ang wire at ok naman pero ng umalis sila, ganoon na naman ang problema ko ang masama pa ninakaw pa noong isa ang 8g na flash drive ko na nandoon ang mga importanteng files ko. Pag maraming technician ang pumasok sa inyo Hwag na hwag ninyong patuluyin, nandoon yong manghihingi ng tubig , magkekwento at lilituhin ka nanakawan ka pala.

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